Meet Our Clinicians
We provide highly-trained and compassionate staff to help you meet your wellness goals. Certain mental health professionals work best with specific issues and demographics. When you meet with our access team, they will match you with a mental health professional that best fits your needs. We encourage you to get to know our clinical team by reading more below.
Peer Support and Crisis Intervention Specialist
At 18, Aidan was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This led him on the extraordinarily difficult path of learning how to fight and manage the disability in his day-to-day life through various therapies, medicines, and hospitalizations.
This daily wrestle has provided him with a deep personal understanding into the many forms of mental illness, as bipolar gives him the ability to relate to others following similar paths to his. Aidan is now constantly challenging himself and pushing the boundaries of his disorder.
He’s become a probationary firefighter and first responder for Joseph Fire, a crisis line operator, and previous hotline manager for SafeHarbors, and most recently a peer support and crisis intervention specialist here at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness.
He’s dedicated himself to meeting others where they are at in life and providing personal experience into the nuances of mental illness to his coworkers. He hopes that his long and ever-continuing story can be a beacon to those who are where he once was.
Case Manager and Skills Trainer
Andi is a Case Manager. Case managers help individuals manage day-to-day life, navigate systems, and provide skill training. Her goal is to help each client live a hopeful and secure life. She works mostly out in the community with clients so you rarely see her at the office.
Andi comes to us with a diverse background. She has been a long-line deckhand, short-order cook, wilderness trail builder, tree planter, and librarian tech. Andi has also worked as a Fish Range and Forestry Biologist for private, state, federal and tribal agencies and as a firefighter, irrigator, wrangler, and alongside her cowboy husband at the McClaran’s Ranch.
Besides her extensive career, she has been a child advocate for 20 some years and a foster parent for some of that. Andi has always been fascinated by how people shape themselves and others and is excited that her role with us will help others to grow and shape themselves in positive ways.
Youth Partner & Skills Trainer
Ashley is a youth partner and a skills trainer at Enterprise School and Joseph Charter School. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health from Western Oregon University. She is a former foster youth, first-generation high school and college graduate, with years of personal lived experience using resources similar to those provided at the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Ashley is determined to use all of the challenges she faced as a child and teen to help youth find their voice and encourage them to have an active role in meeting their goals in order to have a successful future. She has experience working with kids of all ages in a variety of settings and has a passion for making sure they feel heard and seen. As a youth partner and skills trainer, she will be working one-on-one with youth to include them in the conversations about their strengths and visions for their lives.
Brandon Miller, CSWA, CADC-R
Mental Health Clinician
Brandon is a Clinical Social Work Associate and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor-R. He enjoys helping people to live their life to the fullest extent, by using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), and many others. Brandon is able to meet you where you are at, using Trauma-Informed methods, to help you accomplish the goals you have set out to accomplish. Whether your goals are related to mental well-being or recovering from an addiction, Brandon is here to walk with you down the path of building resilience, recovery, and growth.
Specialty: Adults, First Responder, Faith-based
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW), Boise State University and BS in Psychology, Capella University
Carrise Murray, QMHP
Mental Health Clinician
WRAP and EASA Program Coordinator
Carrise is a Master’s of Social Work intern and works as a school counselor and WRAP and EASA Program Coordinator for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Carrise loves working with youth and helping them face the unique challenges and stressors that come with navigating through adolescence. Many adolescents experience anxiety and depression, and Carrise works with them to develop healthy coping skills and develop positive outlooks on life while working through their current struggles.
Carrise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work. Carrise also has many life experiences that aid in her ability to empathize and understand challenges people face, including being a veteran, a single mother, a grandmother, and a parent of youth who have struggled with losses, depression, and anxiety.
Daniel McRee, MSW
Mental Health Clinician
Daniel is a mental health clinician and school counselor for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. He has a passion for working with marginalized and vulnerable youth and young adults, helping them navigate challenging systems and build their lives on their own terms. He has previously worked with people facing incarceration and young adults experiencing homelessness. Originally from Southern Appalachia, Daniel is excited to be a part of the Wallowa County community and graduated from Portland State University’s School of Social Work with his Master’s degree.
Veteran Peer Support Specialist
Dr. Josh Boverman
Dr. Boverman (or Dr. B as he is affectionately called) is proud to be a psychiatrist and Medical Director for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. He received his medical degree from the Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1993, and completed his specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Washington and at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University. He has been in practice since 1998. He has worked as a teacher, clinician, and educator in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. He also worked overseas for the US Department of State, providing psychiatric care to Americans serving abroad in the State Department, the military, and other branches of government.
Individuals often meet with Dr. Boverman because they have symptoms like depression or anxiety, and wonder if a medication could help. Sometimes they wonder if their medications should be stopped, or adjusted. He also prescribes psychiatric medications when needed. Sometimes your counselor recommends you for medication management, to help towards a diagnosis, or to consider laboratory/medical assessment. When this happens, you will see Dr. Boverman.
Dylan Edwards, CADC II
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Dylan Edwards is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for our Substance Use Disorder Program. Dylan brings a wealth of experience working with adolescents and facilitating therapeutic wilderness experiences to his work. His clinical focus is on establishing a deep and supportive understanding of your life to help begin working toward an active and satisfying life. Dylan will cheer you on to success whatever your individual goals. Your happiness and well-being are his number one priority.
Specialty: Substance Use Disorder
Youth Partner and Skills Trainer
Ella is an outpatient youth partner and skills trainer, currently working on the school support team at Wallowa School. After dedicating much of her career to assisting individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, Ella's journey naturally evolved into a new chapter as she shifted her focus toward working with youth.
Ella is passionate about empowering young people to be active participants in their care and personal development. She believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to life and strives to meet people where they are. Currently, on a path toward a degree in Ayurvedic Wellness and Integrative Health, Ella aspires to bring a holistic approach to her work.
When she is not working or studying, Ella enjoys spending time in nature with her dog, Jade, going on walks, and channeling her creativity by sketching, while enjoying a cup of tea.
Eva Oveson, QMHA
Assertive Community Treatment Case Manager
Eva is one of the Assertive Community Treatment Case Managers and has been with the organization for over 11 years. Eva brings a deep passion and compassion to the organization and to the clients she serves. She loves what she does and enjoys working with the clients and being another support person in their life.
Eva takes time to get to know her clients so she can do her best to truly understand what they are going through and works to be their support system so their lives can flourish. Once you are in Eva’s life, you are in Eva’s life for good. Many times her passion for her clients continues beyond their time with us. Eva is known for sending holiday and birthday cards to everyone she has ever worked with. Eva’s dedication to her life work shows through her caring, sincerity, and her love of her job. She is truly an asset to our community and clients.